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Puppy with head/brain injury

My puppy had a fall, 8wk old lab female, had her three days.
Had to run an out and left my 13 yr old in charge..anyway.
Lola, (the pup) fell about 3+ feet down and landed on some storage tubs.
When I arrived on the scene, the puppy was drooling lots, had lost #1 & 2 functions, was whining,  was not "with it" and did bleed from one side of the nose, not heavy but it was there...
My daughter did not tell me right away what happen as she was scared I would freek out.
Anyway again...I took her to the vet right away and because at this time I did not know what happend, she was given an all over exam and a shot of steroids to help with swelling.
The pup is not her same old puppy self but is getting there.  Are there danger signs that I should still watch out for, this happen yesterday morning, the shot of steroids was given within the hour and we were sent home.
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I'm assuming the steroids were used to reduce brain swelling, and they appear to be working.  If she starts up with the drooling, incontinence, and general "out of it" behavior, that means the steroids aren't working and you'll need to notify your vet.  She's heading in the right direction with the general improvement, and hopefully she'll recover just fine given some time.

I'm assuming also that you made your daughter aware of proper "puppy handling" techniques?  :-)  Until she's fully recovered, she's going to need lots of quiet time.  If you have a crate, make it nice and cozy with some blankets and just leave the door open for her to come and go as she pleases.  When dogs are sick, they like to hole up in a safe, den-like place.  It's that much less area of the world they have to "guard" and a great place for relaxation.
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